He’s Alive and Even Bigger

On Friday, October 25 I had an evening hunt that I’ll never forget and I didn’t even draw my bow back. There are no acorns on the farm I hunt this year and all of the deer are in the fields. It was a no brainer to hunt the shanty...

October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

This photo is of the ruins of the McKenzie Hotel in Hambleton which burned April 9, 1912. The McKenzie was a three story building and was one of seven hotels in Hambleton. The hotel was built by the railroad between Sixth and Seventh Street.  It has been suggested that the...

October 29, 2013

Life is like a merry-go-round. You have the ups and downs of everyday life, and things just go round and round. It is getting harder these days to step off and just stand still for a little while. Life is so fast paced and it doesn’t seem there are enough...

2013 Mast Survey

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has released their findings for the 2013 mast survey and they’re calling it the year of the beech.  According to the survey, “this year’s index for beech was the third highest since the mast survey started in 1971.”  Hickory and walnut both...

October 22, 2013

Brrrrr! It was 29 degrees when I got up this morning.  I am not ready for this weather.  I would be happy if it stayed in the 60’s or 70’s all winter, but I guess I live in the wrong state for that to happen.  Soon the Robins will be...

October 22, 2013

October 22, 2013

This photo is of the Fourth Street Bowling Team, Champ Rock and Three Drs. of Davis. The men are (L-R) Noah Jordan, Alexander Crawford, Charles Lashley, William Campbell and Joseph Erhard. The poem reads: They talk about their bowling teams/But won’t they look and frown/When in this picture here are...

October 15, 2013

Halloween is fast approaching and that was one time when I was growing up that we didn’t have to share our “stuff”.  When we got our candy haul from Trick or Treat night we always had to get creative and find a new hiding place so the other kids wouldn’t...

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, My love affair with Tucker County began many years ago. As a young bride of 16, my husband brought me to this beautiful and wild place for our honeymoon. I was immediately in love and completely terrified. He took me to a small hunting cabin up in the...

Bow Season is Here

For many diehard West Virginia archery hunters, September 28 has been marked on the calendars since the beginning of the year and finally the long wait is over.  This past Saturday thousands of camo covered bow hunters took to the trees to kick off another deer season and hopefully tag...

Momma Said for October 9, 2013

The leaves are changing quickly and it seems fall is upon us once again.  Time passes much too quickly these days, it seems just like yesterday that the trees were blooming and everything was greening up after a loooong winter.  Now the forest is going to sleep.   When we...

Turners Tidbits for October 2, 2013

Turners Tidbits for October 2, 2013

This is a photo of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the Central School Building in Thomas. According to Nutter, The first organized church work ever done in Thomas was under the ministry of Rev. E. B. Jones. He took the steps to collect money to build the church but...

September 25, 2013

A reader sent a note last week letting me know she takes The Advocate with her for friends to read.  I am glad to hear we have avid readers everywhere.  This lady is from Ohio and a friend of hers asked why I never have anything in my articles about...

Turner’s Tidbits for September 25, 2013

Turner’s Tidbits for September 25, 2013

This photo is of the Jenningston School, Jenningston WV.  To the left of the school can be seen the bathroom facilities and to the right is the little coal/wood house. There appears to be some wind as the flag is blowing and it is early spring day. The school was...

Tucker County FFA to Travel to National Convention

The Tucker County Chapter of FFA recently participated in the State Convention at Cedar Lakes. Lindsey Knotts competed in teh freshman creed contest, Andrew Hauser competed in the extemporaneous public speaking competition and Tyler Hebb attended as a delegate from Tucker County. Although Tucker County did not place at states,...

Fishing the New River

Fishing the New River

There’s no doubt that the mighty New River is one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the country and it only takes one time fishing it to see why. However, it’s fished a little different this year due to all of the rain and high water we experienced this summer....

Turner’s Tidbits for September 18, 2013

Turner’s Tidbits for September 18, 2013

This photo is a street scene of Parsons possible 1963 or 1964.  On the right is B.F. Long & Co. Store, (?) Lambert's Stores, Hill's Restaurant.  Not sure of the other stores, perhaps a reader can fill us in on the stores on Main Street. On the left is Crosten's...

Turner’s Tidbits for September 11, 2013

Turner’s Tidbits for September 11, 2013

This photo is of the Western Maryland Rail Road Station in Hendricks. The men are loading or unloading the wagon and the horse appears to be patient. The name “Hendricks” is written on a board in the center of the station. A train is parked by the station. The photo...

The Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin Rivers

The Beaverhead, Madison and Gallatin Rivers

Last week we were roaming around the Rocky Mountains near Dillon, Montana.  We spent two days floating the Beaverhead River which can best be described as non-stop big fish catching action.  Tara and I have grown to love the ‘Beav’ as it’s full of big brown and rainbow trout. The...

Momma Said For September 11, 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate Can you take a joke?  Is it better to be on the giving end or the receiving end of a joke?  I guess it depends on the nature of the joke and the parties involved.  I love playing jokes and getting the best of...

Momma Said for September 4, 2013

By Teri Cayton The Parsons Advocate I remember a time when we had doctors that actually knew a person by name.  Yes, I said it, a doctor that knew you by name.  When my sisters, brother and I were small children our doctor was a man by the name of...

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